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The Unconstitutional Truth about the Presidio

 By John Farrell  OPINION When Congress established the Presidio Trust in 1996, it wanted to ensure its financial stability. Congress believed taxing private tenants...

Crowdfunding apartments

Could the tech startup FundRise help San Francisco build more affordable housing?

SF Board of Supervisors approves new tenant protections

The Board of Supervisors today (Tues/17) gave unanimous final approval to legislation aimed at giving renters in the city additional protections against being displaced...

Tech leaders must engage their critics

EDITORIAL It's time for San Franciscans to have a public conversation about who we are, what we value, and where we're headed. In the...

Mantra from the Milk/Moscone memorial march: “Fight back!”

Hundreds of activists and progressive San Franciscans marked the 35th anniversary of the Mayor George Moscone and Sup. Harvey Milk assassinations on Wednesday night...

Mantra from the Milk/Moscone memorial march: “Fight back!”

Hundreds of activists and progressive San Franciscans marked the 35th anniversary of the Mayor George Moscone and Sup. Harvey Milk assassinations on Wednesday night...

We are back

The SF underground roars again. Plus: Deltron 3030, 1002 Nights, Alland Byallo, Surya Dub, Danny Daze, more nightlife

New hope for arts nonprofits

 A few months ago, arts nonprofits CounterPULSE and The Luggage Store faced an uncertain future. New tech neighbors drove their rents sky...

Developing divisions

Thousands of housing units are coming to market, but not many San Franciscans can afford them

New pilot program helps arts nonprofits find new homes

Just a few months ago arts nonprofits CounterPULSE and The Luggage Store were facing an uncertain future. New tech neighbors drove their rents sky...

Local residents demand that Twitter pay it forward

When the Bay Area’s techie-elite got richer yesterday, its poor refused to get poorer. San Francisco-based technology company Twitter went public. By the time...

Filipino group snubs mayor over evictions

The board members of a local Filipino heritage organization, with ties to a high-profile eviction defense battle at San Francisco's International Hotel in the...

Protesters to gather outside Twitter on IPO day

Those who stand to become instant millionaires from Twitter’s initial public offering might as well be worlds apart from a coalition of senior advocates,...

Angered by senior evictions, Filipino American activists decline award

The board members of a local Filipino heritage organization, with ties to a high-profile eviction defense battle at San Francisco’s International Hotel in the...

Fight back to save your home

By Tommi Avicolli Mecca and Fred Sherburn-ZimmerOPINION The good news from San Francisco these days is that tenants are fighting back in a big...

Join the movement

EDITORIAL San Francisco is headed for a showdown. Those who see the city as primarily a place to make money and who want to...

Shit happened (Oct. 23-29)

Tenant proposals and Guardian forum address eviction crisis; Students fight suspensions; Techies to NSA: Stop spying!

Reclaiming death

DEATH ISSUE: Death midwives shepherd the dying and then help the living say an intimate, inexpensive, and eco-friendly goodbye

Tenant groups propose sweeping package to ease the “eviction epidemic”

Tenant advocates today proposed a sweeping set of legislative proposals to address what they’re calling the “eviction epidemic” that has hit San Francisco, seeking...

Vote “no” on everything

All this year's candidates are unopposed incumbents, which is lame. It's a sign of an unhealthy democracy that we don't even have a choice....

Commodifying urban real estate hurts the culture of big cities

When urban real estate is turned into merely a commodity — or just another safe place for the wealthy to park their cash in...

Elderly activists and SF natives march to preserve San Franciscan culture at Our Mission: No Eviction

Gum Gee Lee recognizes that she’s not the only one. Dressed in her now signature floral patterned blue jacket, she climbed the white flatbed truck...

No room left in San Francisco for an artist who helped make the Mission what is

Join the march to support Rene Yañez and others facing eviction

Friends in the shadows

How developers, corporations, and city contractors buy influence in San Francisco City Hall -- a 47th anniversary Guardian special investigation